June 8, 1930 – July 6, 2012
Frederick H. Gloeckner, Jr. M.D. of 100 Mile House, British Columbia died on Friday, July 6, 2012 of multiple myeloma.
A native of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, and the son of Frederick H. Gloeckner, Sr. and Dr. Mary Louise Carpenter Gloeckner, Fred was a graduate of Germantown Friends School, where he excelled athletically, Princeton University, and Temple University Medical School.
He married Linda Philip in 1959 and had four children. Following Linda’s death, Fred re-married Mary McArdle. In 1972 he published “A Civilian Doctor in Vietnam”, a memoir of a two-month tour of volunteer medical service in the heart of the war zone which he performed under a collaborative sponsorship of the American Medical Association and the Department of State. Upon his return to Philadelphia he spoke at his sister’s church, Summit Presbyterian in Mount Airy, Philadelphia, about his experiences in the theatre of war.
Fred moved to 100 Mile House in 1971 and bought a local medical practice owned at the time by Dr. Fischer. He practiced medicine in 100 Mile House for the following 30 years until his retirement in 2001.
Through the years he took tremendous enjoyment in his ranch properties on his beloved horse O.J., but his passion was golf and writing for the cause of peace.
Fred is survived by his wife Mary, four children: Robert, Cherie (Steve Hemminger), Laurie (Wade Bell) and Mark; two step children Mavis and Patrick McArdle; five grandchildren Darby and Justin Bell, Alex Hemminger, and Liam and Brendan Graff; 11 nieces and nephews, and his sister and her husband, Kathy and Carl Shaifer. He was predeceased by his brother David W. Gloeckner.
A service of his life will be held on Saturday, July 14, 11:00am, at St. Jude’s Catholic Church on Horse Lake Road.
100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd.
entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243
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